My life here is not over after all
As I posted a while back about the upcoming changes in my life, I figured I should follow up and let everyone know that plans have changed. My *wonderful* employer listened to my concerns and issues and has decided to allow me to stay where I am for the time being. I’ll be officially based out of their Chicago office, but will continue to actually do the work from my humble basement. I’ll make periodic pilgrimages to various offices (most usually the Boston office, but occasionally the India office and perhaps the Chicago one as well) as needed but for the most part, yall are stuck with me for the near future.
And they moved up the date of conversion from contractor to full-time employee. I started with the company officially on Monday (Dec 21). It was a very nice birthday present. I must say that while 2009 got a little rough and gloomy there for a while, it appears to be ending rather nicely.